How to talk money with your aging parents

May 18th, 2017 Sandy Bailey

There was a time when your parents introduced you to the fundamentals of money. They gave you a piggy bank. In your teens, they encouraged you to get a job to learn the value of a dollar. Now, things have somehow come full circle, and the roles have changed. It’s now up to you to […]

Charlie Funk

Note from Charlie – a note from my friend and colleague Jeff…

May 11th, 2017 Charlie Funk

I am departing from past practices today and posting an article written by my friend, Jeff Plagge, who is the President and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. in Arnolds Park, Iowa.  Jeff is a former Chairman of the American Bankers Association, one of the highest honors a banker can receive. He is one of the most […]

Beware of “Business Email Compromise” wire fraud

May 1st, 2017 madmin

The entire banking industry, including MidWestOne Bank, has seen a recent increase in fraudulent wire transfer attempts. Scammers have been using a tactic known as “Business email compromise,” or BEC, to target employees and trick them into wiring them money by posing as someone within the organization, such as a CEO or CFO. According to […]

Wealth Management eNewsletter

Wealth Management Monthly eNewsletter (Apr. 2017)

April 30th, 2017 madmin

In this month’s Wealth Management eNewsletter, we discuss the importance of reviewing your overall financial plan on a consistent basis and also a brief market update. MidWestOne’s monthly Wealth Management eNewsletter discusses a variety of personal financial topics, including planning for the future, managing your wealth, using Private Banking services to simplify your life and more. Each […]

Hey big spender! Here’s how to be smart about making big purchases…

April 20th, 2017 Robin Skinner

Whether it’s a new car, kitchen appliance, a boat or a new home – making a big purchase can be a nerve-wracking experience. Are you paying a fair price? Are you choosing the right financing? Should you invest in the warranty? Questions abound and that’s no surprise – after all, no one wants to waste […]

Money tips to share with your kids before they leave for college

April 7th, 2017 Melissa Koop

Sending your kids off to higher education can be a nerve-racking time. You hope you’ve prepared them for life as much as possible, but you still worry. One tactic to ease your stress is to provide them with a few simple tips when it comes to managing their money. While lectures about being financially responsible […]

The pros and cons of leasing business equipment

April 6th, 2017 Todd Peterson

Whether you’ve opened a coffee shop or a manufacturing facility, you’ll need equipment to keep things running. From computers, chairs and desks to even heavy machinery, it’s possible to lease almost anything for your business. The question is – does it make financial sense? Equipment leasing can provide a lifeline for cash-strapped businesses in need […]

Charlie Funk

Note from Charlie: Teach your child to save

April 6th, 2017 Charlie Funk

April 28, 2017 is National Teach Children to Save Day. This annual event was started by the American Bankers Association and each year bankers across the country use this day during Financial Literacy Month to raise awareness of this basic and crucial life skill. As a bank, MidWestOne is committed to encouraging this effort by […]

Important notification about the MidWestOne online banking system

April 6th, 2017 madmin

To ensure your financial information remains protected online, MidWestOne Bank plans to disable support for older, less secure Internet encryption versions. Starting Tuesday, April 11, the MidWestOne Bank online banking systems will only be accessible from web browsers that support TLS 1.2 encryption or better. If your computer cannot support TLS 1.2, you may have […]

Wealth Management eNewsletter

Wealth Management Monthly eNewsletter (Mar. 2017)

March 31st, 2017 madmin

In this month’s Wealth Management eNewsletter, we discuss why it’s important to diversify your investments to create a balanced portfolio. We also share the strategy MidWestOne uses to reduce risk to our own investments and ensure a consistent source of cash-flow. MidWestOne’s monthly Wealth Management eNewsletter discusses a variety of personal financial topics, including planning for the future, […]

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